Complex Problems. Creative Solutions.
With a Master of Science degree in Systems Engineering from University of Houston-Clear Lake, you’ll be prepared to develop, maintain and operate systems critical to life, health, property and the environment. Your skills can be applied to everything from bridge building to spacecraft design. The coursework for this program takes an interdisciplinary approach designed to create engineers who are knowledgeable in diverse systems engineering methods and management so they can then take key roles working in complex systems vital to aerospace, telecommunications, biomedicine, chemical engineering, energy, and manufacturing. The program offers the full range of concurrent engineering concepts and skills needed to specify, implement and support complete systems.
Customize Your Degree to Meet Your Career Goals
With the guidance of faculty members who are dedicated to your success, you’ll be
exploring concepts, principles, models, processes and procedures that impact the construction
of complex systems. Get hands-on instruction in state-of-the-art labs and master the
standards and tools used in the systems engineering process. You’ll gain the insight
to create improvements on your company’s current processes and equipment, and integrate
their hardware and software programs to produce a fully functional system that will
meet the needs of your company and their client base.
This degree plan consists of formal courses, laboratory work and research conducted under the guidance of a faculty adviser. Candidates can tailor their program of study to emphasize systems engineering analysis or systems engineering management.
You can also select an optional specialization in Healthcare Systems Engineering.
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College of Science and Engineering. Find out now what it takes to be admitted.
- Systems Engineering M.S.
Standard Graduate Admission Deadline
ApplicationA standard university application is required.
- 3.0 GPA
- GRE Total Score of 290 (140 Verbal + 150 Quantitative)
- Additional Requirements – Undergraduate degree in a related field including preparation coursework as listed in the catalog.
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Deadlines for Applying
- Graduate Deadlines
FallNew Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
Former UHCL Students - August 15
SpringNew Degree-Seeking Students - January 5
Former UHCL Students - January 15
SummerNew Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
Former UHCL Students - May 25
Please note, some graduate programs have special deadlines and requirements. For more information go to How to Apply. Check the status of your application online through E-Services using your UHCL student ID.
The UHCL applications is available online through www.applytexas.org. The online application is scheduled to close for Graduate students after the Formal UHCL Student deadline of each semester.
Applying After the Priority Deadline
New, non-degree seeking, and former UHCL students applying after the deadlines above may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the appropriate graduate enrollment counselor for more information. A $50.00 Late Registration Fee or $50.00 Late Payment may apply.
Review the UHCL Academic Calendar for registration and payment dates and deadlines.
- International Deadlines
Priority – March 1
Final – June 1
Priority – August 1
Final – November 1
Priority – February 1
Final – April 20
Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline
*International freshmen applicants will not be accepted for Summer semester.